Facets Whole Toon Catalogue 14

Facets Multi-Media (gabe@facets.org)
Fri, 14 Nov 1997 13:16:59 -0800

For further information contact: Milos Stehlik or Catherine Foley, 773-281-9075

For Immediate Release November 6, 1997

Four Experts Pick Top Holiday-Themed Animation Videos

A special panel of four of America's top animation experts have picked the
favorite holiday animated films for the just-published Facets Whole Toon
Catalog #14, America's source of animation on video and laser disc.

The Facets Whole Toon Catalog is a cartoon and animation lover's heaven
with almost 3,000 animation titles ranging from early Warner Brothers
cartoons to contemporary computer animation wizardry.

The experts lending their expertise for the special Whole Toon holiday
selection are Leonard Maltin, film critic for Entertainment Tonight and
author of several book-length histories of animation and video guides, Jerry
Beck, founder of Cartoon Research, author of many books on animation and
executive with Walt Disney Television Animation; Marv Newland, founder of
International Rocketship Ltd., producer and director of many films including
the Far Side specials and creator of Bambi Meets Godzilla; and Danny
Antonucci, founder of AKA Cartoons, producer and director of MTV's The
Brothers Grunt and creator of Lupo the Butcher.

Along with their choices for "best" are highly entertaining commentary on
each video, credits including director, writer, music, voices/narration by,
and, if applicable, when they premiered on TV and what network! Also noted
are those films which won special critical acclaim, Oscar nominations and
awards.

Facets Whole Toon Catalog #14 is chock-full of great Christmas gift ideas
from the newly released and fantastically popular Wallace & Gromit series to
the new video from Britain's Aardman Animation, the producers of Wallace and
Gromit, in Creature Comforts. There are oldies but goodies like Walt
Disney's classic Bambi (while supplies last) and surrealist animation like
the work of Jan Svankmajer and the Brothers Quay. But for easy
identification, throughout the catalog, all videos with a Christmas theme
are marked with a Christmas tree!

A copy of the Facets Whole Toon Catalog #14, the nation's most
comprehensive source for animated films on video, is available free from
Facets Video, 1517 W. Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60614, by calling
toll-free: 1-800-331-6197 or e-mail sales@facets.org

Facets Video is America's most comprehensive source of over 30,000 foreign,
classic American, silent, documentary, experimental, children's, fine arts
and animation films on video, laser disc and DVD. The Whole Toon Catalog,
founded by animation fan Doug Ranney in Seattle in 1989, has been published
by Facets Video since 1996. Among Facets' goals is to preserve and help
foster and encourage appreciation of the art of animation by making it
readily available.

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